Sucker for a nice piece of walnut

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Sucker for a nice piece of walnut

Post by Jcm800 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:54 am

Was checking out the used rack at gander mtn (99% crap) recently when I spotted this 1950 Rem 722 in 300 savage for $200.
Bore looked like it had never been cleaned in 60+ years. Pitted badly but otherwise the rifle was in very nice condition.
Wound up getting it for $170. Figured if it didn't group I would sent it off to Hart to true the action and fit a new barrel.
Wore out a brush cleaning it....bore looked worse after cleaning....this isn't good. :lol: Tomato stake for sure.

Had 300 brass, 4064 powder and 125 tnt's so I loaded up 43grs. Bore sighted it at 100yds and let her rip. Wow it hit paper.
Adj scope.....fired three more :shock: Adj scope fire three more :mrgreen: . Can't believe this turd shoots. It's earned a place come opening day.
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Anyone else have a 721/722.....let's see them.
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Post by Jim Timber » Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:13 pm

Nice score!

Even if you rebarreled it, you still got a good deal.
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Post by smustian » Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:30 pm

Jim Timber wrote:Nice score!

Even if you rebarreled it, you still got a good deal.
Totally agree. Really nice looking stock. You would pay more than $200 just for a stock with that character.

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Re: Sucker for a nice piece of walnut

Post by rebel » Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:34 pm

They just don't do it like that anymore. Nice score Jcm.
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Re: Sucker for a nice piece of walnut

Post by TMD » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:49 pm

Nice wood.











That's what she said :shock:

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Re: Sucker for a nice piece of walnut

Post by Jcm800 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:05 pm

smustian wrote:
Jim Timber wrote:Nice score!

Even if you rebarreled it, you still got a good deal.
Totally agree. Really nice looking stock. You would pay more than $200 just for a stock with that character.[/quote
smustian wrote:
Jim Timber wrote:Nice score!

Even if you rebarreled it, you still got a good deal.
Totally agree. Really nice looking stock. You would pay more than $200 just for a stock with that character.
Thanks....it stuck out like a sore thumb in a pile h&r shotguns, cheap 22's ect... :lol: Pics from my crappy tablet don't do it justice.

It will be rebarrled some time down the road......its too nice not to. Thankful I can use it as is with deer season right around the corner.

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Re: Sucker for a nice piece of walnut

Post by riude » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:20 pm

From the picture i would say Jcm must be from skandinavia, probably swede? :P

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Re: Sucker for a nice piece of walnut

Post by Jcm800 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:02 pm

rebel wrote:They just don't do it like that anymore. Nice score Jcm.
Thanks
Yep....I'm sure you have had more than a few come through your shop.

The only downside are the extractors are no longer made.....I'd just get a m16/Sako conversion if it ever broke.

Kind of funny how oversize bolt handles are the rage nowadays. Standard issue back then....lol

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Post by Netpackrat » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:09 pm

That's beautiful, nice score. The 721/722 is my favorite bolt action. Replacement extractors haven't been available from Remington for about 3 decades, but NOS ones show up on Gunbroker occasionally. I traded for a clapped out 721 in .30-06 a few years ago that I am eventually going to have rebarreled in .35 Whelen.

This 721 started life as a 300 H&H that some dude rebarreled as a 7mm Weatherby Magnum. My dad traded a chainsaw for it.

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Re: Sucker for a nice piece of walnut

Post by pd_3307 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:11 pm

Beautiful rifle stock! Got a good deal there. How long is the barrel?

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